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  • MYSTERY PHOTO, 6/27: White and blue
    par City Paper Staff le 27/06/2022 à 11:06

    Here's a white and blue mystery photo in Charleston that might be tough to identify. What is it and where? Pay close attention to a couple of small clues. The post MYSTERY PHOTO, 6/27: White and blue appeared first on Charleston City Paper.

  • Sullivan’s Island celebrates Carolina Day 2022
    par Rob Byko le 27/06/2022 à 12:05

    Residents and island visitors gathered on a clear Saturday at the steps of Town Hall Plaza on Sullivan’s Island to commemorate the 246th anniversary of the Battle of Sullivan’s Island, an annual event hosted by Battery Gadsden Cultural Center.  The post Sullivan’s Island […]

  • Charleston Symphony to celebrate Fourth of July with free concert
    par Chelsea Grinstead le 26/06/2022 à 12:00

    The City of Charleston is back with its Fourth of July celebration at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park downtown at 8 p.m. July 2. The special free-to-attend concert at The Joe featuring the Charleston Symphony conducted by Yuriy Bekker will be followed by a fireworks display sponsored by Charleston Place. […]

  • Protesters demand abortion rights at Charleston protest
    par Samantha Connors le 26/06/2022 à 1:02

    A crowd of about 200 protesters covered the sidewalks outside Charleston City Hall on Broad Street Saturday afternoon demanding abortion rights in the wake of Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.  “It’s unfair that other […]

  • The Bounty Bar to bring Royal American music to Folly Beach
    par Chelsea Grinstead le 25/06/2022 à 12:00

    Now that The Royal American’s sister restaurant The Bounty Bar is open out on Folly Beach, original Charleston music will be flowing non-stop.  Southern blues rock will reverberate from several local acts including Jack Fortune & Friends June 25, James Rubush Trio July 1, Mike Martin […]

  • Brack: It’s time to think deeply about our democracy
    par Andy Brack le 25/06/2022 à 11:00

    For a retired federal appellate judge who has been a conservative darling of the Republican establishment to say that America’s democracy is on a “knife’s edge” is about as chilling as it gets.  Judge J. Michael Luttig, an adviser to former Vice President Mike Pence and […]

  • Preparing for a new generation of horticulture leadership
    par Herb Frazier le 24/06/2022 à 7:56

    The Charleston Parks Conservancy will recruit and train a new crop of horticulture professionals with an emphasis on people who are not often seen in top jobs at parks, gardens and public spaces in South Carolina. The Conservancy has started a $2.5 million effort to fund the first five years of a […]

  • S.C. leaders react to Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade; What happens next?
    par Skyler Baldwin and Samantha Connors le 24/06/2022 à 4:31

    The U.S. Supreme Court today voted to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade, ending constitutional protections for people seeking abortions after months of deliberations. The post S.C. leaders react to Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade; What happens next? appeared first on Charleston City […]

  • Friday headlines: Far-right primary candidates challenge election results after big losses
    par Skyler Baldwin le 24/06/2022 à 12:52

    Gubernatorial candidate Harrison “Trucker Bob” Musselwhite and attorney general candidate Lauren Martel, both labeled as far right primary challenges in the recent S.C. primary election, alleged several problems with the way the GOP primary was conducted. They claim the issues render […]

  • Local animal organizations team up for Lowcountry Foster Fair June 26
    par Chelsea Grinstead le 23/06/2022 à 5:00

    Four animal organizations in the tri-county area will host a Lowcountry Foster Fair at each location from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 26 to connect animal lovers with pets in need of care.  Charleston Animal Society in North Charleston, Berkeley Animal Center in Hanahan, Pet Helpers Adoption […]

  • Charleston firefighters line up in front of city hall to demand better pay 
    par Skyler Baldwin le 23/06/2022 à 2:44

    A group of Charleston firefighters Tuesday afternoon gathered outside city hall in downtown Charleston to demand more pay, saying current wages aren’t enough to live close to where they work.  Starting pay for firefighters in the City of Charleston is less than $39,000, according to […]

  • Thursday headlines: S.C. primary runoffs near, GOP superintendent race heats up
    par Michael Pham le 23/06/2022 à 1:48

    S.C. primary runoffs are getting closer, and those still vying for their party’s nomination. are hitting the campaign trail hard. The two GOP candidates running for S.C. superintendent, Kathy Maness and Ellen Weaver, are making the rounds to meet locals and get endorsements. But, Weaver is […]

  • City Council weighs in on light pollution solutions
    par Chelsea Grinstead le 22/06/2022 à 8:47

    Charleston City Council discussed Tuesday a side effect of commercial and residential development — light pollution. Council requested that its Committee on Public Works and Utilities and the city’s Office of Resilience and Sustainability look at best practices and what other coastal […]

  • Wednesday headlines: Analysis of gun violence over last two decades seeks patterns, solutions
    par Skyler Baldwin le 22/06/2022 à 1:04

    Researchers who study active shooter events say it can be difficult to draw broad conclusions from individual situations, but a review of data from 2000-2021, sparked by the botched response to a school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, may reveal more details in how active shooter events start, and how […]

  • Ariail: Like Congress
    par Robert Ariail le 22/06/2022 à 8:08

    The post Ariail: Like Congress appeared first on Charleston City Paper.

  • Blotter: Fancy moped
    par Skyler Baldwin le 22/06/2022 à 8:08

    This Blotter is taken from reports filed with the Charleston Police Department between June 1 to June 15, 2022. Blotter of the week: A downtown man told police his white 2022 Bintelli Scorch was stolen from its parking space under his residence. To clear up what is a likely misconception, this […]

  • Charleston City Paper Vol. 25 Issue 47
    par Staff Reports le 22/06/2022 à 8:08

    The post Charleston City Paper Vol. 25 Issue 47 appeared first on Charleston City Paper.

  • Hastie files $1.5M lawsuit against family over Magnolia Plantation funds
    par Skyler Baldwin le 22/06/2022 à 8:08

    John Drayton Hastie Jr., patriarch of Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, has brought a lawsuit against his family for $1,587,514.67 plus punitive damages over funds he claims he is owed from the Magnolia Plantation Corporation. The Drayton family has lived on the plantation on the west bank of the […]

  • Will Magnolia be the Neck’s jewel or an environmental wart?
    par Herb Frazier le 22/06/2022 à 8:08

    A former industrial site in the Charleston Neck area along the Ashley River is a step closer to becoming the city’s largest commercial and residential development since Daniel Island was annexed three decades ago. Construction at the 189-acre Magnolia project, first envisioned in the early […]

  • Our View: How to make your voice louder: Vote in the June 28 runoffs
    par City Paper Editorial Board le 22/06/2022 à 8:08

    If you want your vote to count more than in just about any other election, you should cast a ballot in the June 28 runoff elections. Another reason: Voting is a fundamental duty for Americans to keep freedom strong. On June 28, your vote will count more because of basic math: One in eight […]

  • What a gasoline junkie learned from going affordably electric
    par Chris Dixon le 22/06/2022 à 8:08

     During the height of the pandemic, my wife and I made a decision that today seems pretty dang well-timed. With our daughter turning 16 and needing a car for work and school and my wife still needing a commuter car for her job as an elementary school teacher, we decided to buy an electric […]

  • What to do for the week of June 22
    par Staff Reports le 22/06/2022 à 8:08

    PURE Theatre’s $20 for 20In celebration of PURE’s 20th anniversary season, it’s offering $20 tickets to Season 20 productions for 20 days. PURE has established itself as a gathering place of collective action over the last two decades, grappling with divisive issues, mining […]

  • Meet the master mermmelier behind RAW LAB
    par Michael Pham le 22/06/2022 à 8:08

    RAW LAB is what local chef Kevin Joseph calls “Earth’s only omakase raw bar experience,” and you can find it in the heart of downtown Charleston on Market Street.  Located at Port of Call Food + Brew Hall, RAW LAB is a three-hour raw bar dining experience curated by the […]

  • Ian James cultivates connection through relatable pop tunes
    par Kate Bryan le 22/06/2022 à 8:08

    Ian James first emerged on the Charleston music scene with pop-rock group City on Down in 2016. James decided to move to Charleston to pursue music after graduating with a degree in finance from Bentley University in Massachusetts. “I got a job out of college that I worked for a few months […]

  • Lowcountry has troubled past, present with hazardous waste
    par Skyler Baldwin le 22/06/2022 à 8:08

    Ever hear the one about the spontaneously combusting shrimp? The Ashley River was once lined with industrial factories, chemical plants, fertilizer production facilities and more, pumping hazardous chemicals and materials into the river, pluff mud and groundwater. This hazardous waste can have […]

  • Stegelin: I did that
    par Steve Stegelin le 22/06/2022 à 8:08

    The post Stegelin: I did that appeared first on Charleston City Paper.

  • There’s a summer arts camp for every kid
    par Michael Smallwood le 22/06/2022 à 8:00

    The summer arts season is typically quiet as performing arts companies pack it in for a few months in preparation for fall offerings. But many companies keep their doors open June through August to hold classes and camps for young aspiring artists.  Summer camps offer training and performance […]

  • June 21 Covid update: DHEC reports 9,726 new cases, 2 deaths; Vaccine rollout for kids under 5 begins
    par Skyler Baldwin le 21/06/2022 à 8:35

    Staff reports | Much of the United States began administering coronavirus vaccines to children below the age of 5 today, allowing babies and toddlers greater protection from the ongoing pandemic.  Meanwhile, state health officials today reported 9,726 total new cases of Covid-19 — […]

  • Q&A: Journalist Jonathan Martin discusses America’s political crisis
    par Herb Frazier le 21/06/2022 à 7:20

    Jonathan Martin, a national political correspondent with The New York Times, on Thursday in Charleston will discuss the crisis in the American political system and what should be done to pull the country from the brink of total collapse. Martin and his Times colleague Alexander Burns are the […]

  • Tuesday headlines: Early voting for S.C. primary runoffs starts tomorrow
    par Michael Pham le 21/06/2022 à 1:06

    Early voting for South Carolina’s primary election runoffs starts tomorrow. Voters will only have three days to cast their ballots for candidates vying for party nomination ahead of midterms in November. Actual voting for the runoff elections is set for June 28. Two statewide races are […]

  • My Dream Dinner, 6/20
    par Staff Reports le 20/06/2022 à 7:45

    Jenny Schwab wants her dream dinner to consist of a get-together with her best girl friends to indulge in decadent drinks and dessert, a refreshing appetizer and a dreamy entree. The post My Dream Dinner, 6/20 appeared first on Charleston City Paper.

  • CRANE COUNT, 6/20: 15 cranes spotted on the peninsula
    par Staff Reports le 20/06/2022 à 4:00

    # cranes3x LocationsU.S. Highway 17 at West Ashley bridge ProjectStormwater management 2x Cumberland and Concord streets Hotel 1x Morrison Drive and Meeting Street Residential/mixed occupancy 1x Line and Meeting streets Residential/mixed occupancy 1x Romney and Nassau streets 2x Hagood and Huger […]

  • Monday headlines: Juneteenth celebrated across nation, but still no day off for many
    par Skyler Baldwin le 20/06/2022 à 1:12

    Juneteenth commemorates the day federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, giving word to enslaved African Americans that they were free more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. When Juneteenth became a federal holiday last year, some activists were excited for it to get […]

  • MYSTERY PHOTO, 6/20: Churchy?
    par City Paper Staff le 20/06/2022 à 8:26

    This building sure could be a church somewhere in Charleston, but is it? Tell us what it is. We’ll forward some City Paper swag to the 8th person who correctly answers the questions and identifies this week’s mystery photo. To enter (one entry per person), send your guess, name and […]

  • Skardon: Juneteenth is a celebration of freedom for all Americans
    par Steve Skardon le 18/06/2022 à 4:13

    EDITOR’S NOTE: The Palmetto Project sent the following thoughts to supporters ahead of the annual Juneteenth observance. We thought you would find them to be compelling. Juneteenth, also known as “Freedom Day,” commemorates the emancipation of the slaves after the Civil […]

  • ‘Art of Jazz’ concert series at the Gibbes Museum of Art
    par Chelsea Grinstead le 18/06/2022 à 12:06

    The Gibbes Museum of Art has partnered with Charleston Jazz to present three summer concerts featuring original songs written in response to various artworks on display at the Gibbes.  The new series “Art of Jazz” will present musical interpretations of visual art using the sonic […]

  • Brack: Queensland is a big wonderland of biodiversity
    par Andy Brack le 18/06/2022 à 11:00

    GLASS HOUSE MOUNTAINS, Queensland  |  The cackling from some kind of tropical bird just before dawn was so loud that I jumped up in bed. It sounded like a nightmare come to life. But this state on the northeastern side of Australia is anything but a bad dream. It’s a huge […]

  • Bippy’s Kitchen cooks up Summer Solstice Festival
    par Chelsea Grinstead le 17/06/2022 à 8:13

    Local culinary pop-up Bippy’s Kitchen has teamed up with Charleston business and music communities to hold the Summer Solstice Festival 3-9 p.m. on June 18 at Neon Tiger downtown. Solstice fest is a holistic experience curated by local restaurateurs, brewers, musicians, performers and […]

  • Friday headlines: Remembering lives lost in church shooting 7 years ago
    par Skyler Baldwin le 17/06/2022 à 12:59

    Seven years ago, gunfire erupted in a historic Black church in downtown Charleston, leaving nine people dead. The shooting, committed by white supremacist Dylann Roof, was intended to start a race war, investigators later determined, but the survivors and victims’ families stood up at […]

  • Benefit concert for West Ashley American Legion
    par Chelsea Grinstead le 16/06/2022 à 6:36

    Charleston’s American Legion has partnered Firefly Distillery to present Legionpalooza, a benefit concert that will raise funds to complete the renovation of American Legion Post 179 in West Ashley. The family friendly event is June 18 at 6 p.m. at Firefly Distillery in North Charleston with […]

  • Fire at Charleston International Airport parking garage out, crews say
    par Skyler Baldwin le 16/06/2022 à 6:17

    Updated at 1:55 p.m. Fire officials responded to a fire at 11:30 a.m. Thursday morning in a parking garage at the Charleston International Airport in North Charleston. The fire is now out, according to the North Charleston Fire Department.  Deputy Chief Stephanie Julazedah confirmed two […]

  • Thursday headlines: S.C. legislators pass $13.8B budget
    par Michael Pham le 16/06/2022 à 1:28

    S.C. representatives and senators passed the state’s $13.8 billion budget Wednesday, raising the minimum salary for teachers to $40,000, giving state employees a 3% raise and $1,500 bonus and putting an extra $1 billion into road repairs and expansion projects. This year’s budget is $3 […]

  • Wednesday headlines: Wins for some Trump-backed candidates, but not all in S.C. primaries
    par Skyler Baldwin le 15/06/2022 à 1:06

    Tuesday’s primary election saw some former President Donald Trump-backed GOP candidates advance to the next round of voting in November, toppling longtime incumbents like U.S. Rep. Tom Rice, who previously voted in favor of Trump’s impeachment. Other races, however, like the […]

  • Knapp: Blame Big Oil, now laughing all the way to the bank
    par Frank Knapp Jr. le 15/06/2022 à 8:08

    The price of gas jumped by 25 cents in one week. You are angry. The average price of gas is 59 cents higher than a month ago and you are now paying over $4 a gallon. You want someone to blame. Small business owners are paying more for everything with much of the increased cost, The post Knapp: […]

  • Our View: New graduates offer rays of hope to local employers
    par City Paper Editorial Board le 15/06/2022 à 8:08

    More than 10,000 students graduated in May and June from area high schools and colleges, which should help local employers struggling to fill positions in a post-Covid world. With the Charleston-North Charleston unemployment rate as low as 2.4%, just about everyone counted as a possible worker has […]

  • Job market bursting with openings but thirsty for workers
    par Herb Frazier le 15/06/2022 à 8:08

     Many of the 7,000 local high school graduates this spring will enter a robust tri-county job market with low unemployment and busy companies begging to hire them. The post Job market bursting with openings but thirsty for workers appeared first on Charleston City Paper.

  • CofC student performs in Spoleto’s ‘The Approach’
    par Michael Smallwood le 15/06/2022 à 8:08

    “I think the principle that ‘the show must go on’ is a really important one that people cleave to,” said Anne Clarke, founder of Landmark Productions. After two years of that adage being proven wrong because of the effect of Covid-19 on the performing arts, this year’s […]

  • Gianna Lucia brings spirit, community to the art scene
    par Sydney Bollinger le 15/06/2022 à 8:08

    Making art affordable and accessible is the philosophy behind artist, designer and entrepreneur Gianna Lucia’s clothing and accessory brand True Lucia.  “A canvas painting, you can only hang it in a house and only whoever comes in the house sees it — and it’s also […]

  • Stoner rock outfit Serpent Church slithers towards their own sound
    par Kyle Petersen le 15/06/2022 à 8:08

    It would be easy to get lost in the ritualistic spectacle that the Charleston stoner rock outfit Serpent Church has shrouded itself in. Images of snake handling and haunted country churches are part and parcel of their web presence and merch, and it’s paired with a sound that invites […]

  • How Chipper Dog BBQ sauce hit the shelves
    par Michael Pham le 15/06/2022 à 8:08

    Dog is a man’s best friend. Or in Brandon Close’s case, the face and name of his rapidly expanding barbecue sauce company, Chipper Dog BBQ. Named after Close’s 12-year-old English Bulldog Chipper, Chipper Dog BBQ sauce and rub has suddenly found itself in 115 stores across five […]

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